Feenin'

Feenin'

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by Hall Serenti
     
 
Tanisha Hopkins aka Tiny dreams of living the glamorous life by any means necessary. A bona fide, certified, authentic material girl in every sense of the description, Tiny is Feenin' to live life fast and furious and has found the perfect man to make all her dreams a reality. But everything that glitters isn't always gold. Meeting her match, Roscoe, a hustler with a

Overview

Tanisha Hopkins aka Tiny dreams of living the glamorous life by any means necessary. A bona fide, certified, authentic material girl in every sense of the description, Tiny is Feenin' to live life fast and furious and has found the perfect man to make all her dreams a reality. But everything that glitters isn't always gold. Meeting her match, Roscoe, a hustler with a dream, a scheme, and his hands in the mix of everything, proves to be a disaster in the making. Tiny quickly learns why many people not only despise Roscoe, but fear him too. As treachery, murder and mayhem collide in this masterfully penned novel, will Tiny learn that Roscoe is a force to be reckoned with before it's too late? Or will she get a shocking wake-up call that has her knocking at death's door?

Editorial Reviews

Library Journal
F.Tanisha Hopkins goes by the name "Tiny" but reinvents herself as "Shanoah." She hooks up with drug dealer Roscoe, who's married to Infinity, but he sexes up Shanoah on practically every other page. Roscoe has no use for Viagra as the sex gets more raw each time he feels the urge-which is several times a day. To beat the crack monkey on her back, Shanoah relies on best friend Frenchy, a transgendered female. But Frenchy has her own issues, including a secret past connecting her to Roscoe.VERDICT This is street lit stripped down to its bare essentials: betrayal, violence against women, and the horror of crack addiction. Hall's bio tells readers she's currently incarcerated, and her from-the-heart writing certainly conveys the harsh reality of crack addiction and being arrested. Although the novel's time line is jumbled and its prose unpolished, fans of true street lit will flock to this hard-hitting title that's well worth the cover price. — "The Word on Street Lit", Booksmack! 1/20/11

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780982841440
Publisher:
W. Clark Distribution & Media Corporation
Publication date:
12/10/2010
Pages:
326
Sales rank:
422,458
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.80(d)

Meet the Author

Sereniti Hall was born Dorothy Hall and raised in Augusta, Georgia. In 2004 she was sentenced to 10 years in federal prison. While in Marianna Federal Prison Camp, Sereniti began writing her first novel Feenin'. Feenin' was chosen on the Library Journal's top ten list for Street lit. Sereniti grew up on the streets of James Brown Boulevard and 9th street in her home town, which was known as the hood. She has two daughters, Rockell and Cleopatra and still resides in her hometown Augusta, Georgia. She was just released from prison and she's currently working on her next novel. You can contact Sereniti by email via serenithall@yahoo.com, twitter @serenitiHall and Facebook @Sereniti Hall.

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Feenin' 3.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was a decent read. There were a ton of real life scenarios that were jumbled into this book. It was kind of busy at times but fairly easy to follow. I will likely read the sequel but only when it's available formy Nook.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love this book from cover to cover! I found it hard to put down and actually read it in a day. This novels sheds light on the issues of crack addiction, homosexuality, HIV/AIDS and most of all true friendship. I think she did an outsatnding job of putting together this story and helping you relate to the characters in the book...it's almost like I knew them. I look forward to reading more from Sereniti.
OOSABookClub More than 1 year ago
Just one little taste was all it took to turn Tiny into a full-blown crackhead. She went from valedictorian to turning tricks or come what may be just to get the next hit. With the help of her best friend, Frenchy, Tiny gets cleaned up. Before she knows it, her body has filled back out and she's once again looking like her old self. It's this Tiny that captures the interest of Roscoe, a local hustler with baggage. Unfortunately for Tiny, he becomes her new drug of choice. While I appreciate the author's efforts to deliver a cautionary tale and shine light on issues such as HIV/AIDS awareness, drug addiction, abuse and homosexuality, her efforts fall short. FEENIN' is disjointed and sorely lacks development, focus and direction. I waded through the first half of the book waiting for the story to begin. After eleven chapters of first-person narrative, it flips to third-person, only to flip back the next chapter. Several chapters later, there is another flip in narration. Again only for one chapter. The writing is thin and very basic. I couldn't connect with any of the characters. I had no feelings for them and did not really care what happened to them. The ending is rushed and unbelievable. The epilogue reads more like an author's note. To its credit, FEENIN' is a quick read, but that's because there isn't much to digest. I didn't downright hate this book, but I certainly did not enjoy it. Had it not been for review, I doubt I would have completed it. With so many books saturating the industry today, FEENIN' will quickly fall by the wayside. A sequel is ill-advised. Reviewed by: Toni 1.5 stars